Long John Canyon

Inyo Mountains, Long John Canyon, Lowest to Highest Route, 2015

This is not the way. I descend too far into the canyon and almost disturb a dormant snake.


The route stays high then descends into Long John canyon later. So I climb out. In 100 degree heat with half a liter of water, there isn’t much room for error.

On the horizon lie the snow capped Sierras, and to the right lies the possible world where I was bushwhacking and clamoring down pour offs.

Ridge line before descent into Long John Canyon
Ridge line before descent into Long John Canyon

The heat emanates from the rocks and soil, from the sky, and it hides under my hat. The canyon walls are a notable gold.

My eye twitches. It does this under stress.

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